Saturday, December 26, 2015

In General.

This is who she is.  She is a liar calling families of victims of her Benghazi disaster liars after she lied to both them and the nation.  The woman is a total disgrace.

This is another thing we have to thank Obama for, at least in part, since he has been working hard on it during his seven years in office.  Quote: "Middle-class families, pillar of the American dream, are no longer in the majority, and it’s now official according to the Pew Research Center… Things have been on a downward slide since the deindustrialization of the 1970s, but things have now reached a point of no return."

And the ACLU claims it is the political right that is dangerous, unhinged ???  Quote: "A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump." The offending board member, Loring Wirbel, had this to say: "The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, ‘This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before Election Day.’ They’re not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there’s always force…”

Finally, common sense prevails at least on this matter on both the left and right.  The family unit is the bedrock of a good economy.  Like the author of this article, much to the chagrin of my leftist friends, it reinforces what I have been saying for years.  Two quotes: "Poverty became a major focus of attention in Washington in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson announced his program known as the "War on Poverty."  Like in this new report, Johnson's program emphasized the importance of education, the development of work skills and the availability of jobs and employment in hard-hit communities.  But unlike this new report, in Johnson's war on poverty there was zero focus on the importance of the traditional American family to fighting poverty and enhancing economic vitality."  And, "Johnson's war on poverty followed the civil rights movement and the social unrest of the 1960s. Rather than concluding that it was necessary to bring what was working in America -- traditional values, limited government, personal responsibility -- to those parts of the nation that were not working, we ushered in a new era of big-government solutions.  These big-government solutions undermined the traditionally successful values and institutions of the country. Little was done to eradicate poverty but much was done to break down the American family and add hundreds of billions in new spending to the federal budget."   Now, maybe, if the government has the guts to do so major changes in the way welfare programs work will begin in earnest.  My guess, though, is that the entrenched political left will drag their feet to keep all their precious vote getting taxpayer funded give away programs.  The consequence: government dependence and poverty will persist, neither rebuilding the basis for the two parent family unit nor individual enterprise habits will happen and our economy will continue to falter.  I hope I am wrong.

This illustrates the hypocrisy of Obama, the Attorney General and a huge swath of the liberal left.  Christians are routinely defamed, blamed for things they do not do, get fined/jailed for standing up for their beliefs (all the while selected progressive supported groups receive praise for doing the same thing), are killed in their churches/public places by haters (who are excused for various reasons by leftist apologists for dubious/reckless/unfounded reasons) and have their First Amendment rights violated over and over again, etc., etc.  But our biased, dishonest self-serving government has to make sure no one even says anything bad about Islam and its practices.  We might hurt their feelings. Or worse yet make them mad.  This is the most biased, unethical, bigoted, lawless, anti-Christian and anti-American administration in history.

If you don't think our government is totally out of control, fiscally irresponsible and disrespectful of its citizens then you need to read this.  Quote: "Congress just passed a $1.1 trillion budget bill. Here, from The Hill (“Paul: Nobody read the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill”), is what Senator Rand Paul has to say about it:  “It was over a trillion dollars, it [the bill] was all lumped together, 2,242 pages, nobody read it, so frankly my biggest complaint is that I have no idea what kind of things they stuck in the bill…We were given it yesterday or the day before the bill came forward, and so this is not a way to run government. It’s a part of the reason why government is broke.”  Paul went to say that no Democrat or Republican in the House or Senate read the bill before voting on it.  But of course the US federal government is not out of control. Perish the thought. The elected representatives are doing exactly what they’re supposed to do: spend money. It doesn’t matter where the money goes or how much of it there it is. These are minor points.  Borrow the money, tax the population in order to get it, invent it out of nothing—whatever it takes."   You should be mad as He##!!!  I am.

I think the people have it right.  What do you think?

Well said. Quote: "In a pre-vacation interview with NPR, the president argued that (as the New York Times decodes the message) “some of the scorn directed at him personally stems from the fact that he is the first African American to hold the White House.” I.e, “It’s because I’m black, isn’t it?” RELATED: Obama’s Awful Year This is kind of clever, in a way. The president says that much of the unhappiness with his administration is “pretty specific to me, and who I am and my background,” which is slippery in that by saying it’s about him, he’s really saying it’s about his critics, and their bigotry and prejudice. “It’s not me, it’s you.”"   Poor Obama.  The predominantly white population voted him into office twice.  But his self image is so dysfunctional that he now believes the very people who supported him are racist.

The damage progressivism/political correctness has done to public schools continues apace.  Here is just one of many, many examples.

It is unbelievable how Democrats insist people listen to and believe many of their rants that can be easily disproved. Consider these few examples.  And some people actually think these people are smart and their words true.  Here's one senator at her best.  Quote: "Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) stunned many Thursday when she expressed support for gun control legislation by pointing to the supposed success of such laws in California.  “Sensible gun laws work,” Boxer told reporters. “We’ve proven it in California.”  The two San Bernardino attackers, who killed 14 and wounded more than a dozen Wednesday, purchased all four of their guns legally, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Thursday."  It seems they really do believe their lies and expect their constituent to believe them too.  By the way, California has, according to this link, the toughest gun laws in the nation.

This item provides us with a lesson that all thinking people should agree on.  If that were to happen we could begin to remove the damage done during the past 100 years by destructive progressive policies.

Finally, and thank goodness, some good news for a change.  The Senate is starting to grow a backbone!  The wasteful, expensive and unworkable Obamacare nightmare may now be slipping into a black hole.  Here's what the Senate has done. Quote: "Last week, with little fanfare, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to begin dismantling Obamacare. Some pundits have spun the move as little more than “political posturing” or a toothless act that simply fulfills the campaign promises of a newly elected GOP majority. The truth is that this Senate vote is much bigger than Obamacare supporters would like you to believe. In fact, the Senate vote has literally changed the Obamacare debate forever.  The Senate bill repealed the employer and individual mandates, repealed the Cadillac and medical device taxes, eliminated exchange subsidies, and removed the federal government’s authority to run the Obamacare exchanges. All good things.  But what may be the most significant—and least discussed—change is sure to send shockwaves through all 50 state capitals: the U.S. Senate voted to repeal Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion entirely." 

And the federal government's tax and spend song beat keeps on playing.  Some wins for both sides.  But, the bottom line is that fiscal responsibility is a big loss overall.  Read the details of Paul Ryan's first big deal as Speaker.  We will have to wait and see whether it gets support and whether Ryan proves to be another Boehner.

To balance the discussion this item summarizes crooked deals cut by both Republicans and Democrats to satisfy crony capitalists and trading favors, etc., etc. using OUR taxes for THEIR political purposes.  Both parties are corrupt as can be.  A total housecleaning is absolutely necessary if we have any hope of saving our country.  Quote: "It seems Congress doesn’t dare imperil jobs and companies created via government favoritism and taxpayer largesse. They are the nearest thing to eternal life. It likewise doesn’t dare furlough federal workers for a few weeks, during another government shutdown over the budget. (Of course, the feds will get full back pay when they return to work, unlike private sector workers whose jobs get destroyed.)  But Congress seemingly has no problem destroying traditional jobs associated with fossil fuels – sacrificing them on the climate altar, or for campaign contributions from crony corporatist friends."

In previous notes information about Obama's (concocted in secret) Trans-Pacific Partnership deal was shared with you.  Although not yet official details are leaking out and points to the fact that the President has cooked up another really bad deal for our country.  This piece provides a brief update.  Read it and you will not like what he is trying to do to our country.  Our job is to hound elected 
This is a well grounded opinion piece that serves as a logical follow-on to the previous items.  While it may not find favor with some, it is the truth and sometimes the truth hurts. But if the truth results in necessary insights it is worth the temporary pain/discomfort.  Quote: "It's not that all liberals are stupid; it's just that liberalism makes them sound stupid.  For liberals, it’s not about being open-minded; it’s saying things they believe an open-minded person would say. It's not about being smart; it's saying things they believe a smart person would say. It's not about being virtuous; it's about saying things they believe a virtuous person would say."   For open, responsible, rational, honest, respectful, virtuous people abiding the truth is far more important than what other people think or being a member in good standing of the progressive/liberal PC cult.

Obama's lies do not change the facts.  As this item points out more people are in poverty than at any time in our history.

By now you know that I dislike the United Nations.  It is a bureaucratic cesspool filled with agencies, offices, etc., etc., that do little real good around the world but cost nations around the world a bundle, especially the United States.  A case in point is the UN's Human Rights Council.  As this item points out its newly appointed membership is filled with undeserving nations having serious human rights problems.  But, the UN obviously does not consider that as disqualifying criteria - they will allow them to serve on the council and know they will fairly consider violations around the glove except, of course, their own.  Quote: "The Human Rights Foundation expressed its outrage at the election to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council of what it considers to be “some of the worst dictatorships and authoritarian regimes” in the world. The Foundation, in particular, frowned upon the election of Burundi, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Togo, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela."   And as you already know the progressive left elites are pushing hard to make the UN the world's top level governing body, sitting atop the socialist dream of a one world government with them in charge.  What a wonderful world that would be!!!  There is even a rumor (don't know if it is true) that Obama is angling to be its next UN "head honcho".  What a glorious thing that would be.  He has screwed up our country.  In that position he can screw up the whole world.

This is a sad commentary on the nature and purpose of climate alarmists.  So much time and money spent on a fruitless activity.

Now let's have a little fun.  See if you can determine which of these ten quotes belong to Hillary and which to Trump.

George Burns

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